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23/05/19

Thank you so much to everyone who came to our movie night - all proceeds will go towards covering the cost of the Y6 production! https://t.co/0Vsq4AikFh

23/05/19

Good question! Movie night is 6pm - 8pm tonight. See you all there! https://t.co/54eD3Iz1nE

23/05/19

Join us tonight for our movie night! We're going to be showing Matilda to get everyone excited for our production! £1 entry per child (adults go free) and £1 for popcorn with a drink! https://t.co/jj1DdQ2phy

23/05/19

WOW! Well done La Coruna for being so entertaining and informative in assembly this morning. https://t.co/TceJ6bLGvS

22/05/19

We’re getting ready for a production like no other! Eat the cake Bruce! Get ready for the movie night tomorrow £1 per child https://t.co/c1hsS34hC9

22/05/19

"Bye bye Butterflies!" How sweet it this?! https://t.co/qLZDC3zruo

22/05/19

On Tuesday it was time for Benidorm to say goodbye to our butterflies after watching them change from tiny caterpillars. We looked after them for three weeks and will miss them very much 🦋. Good luck butterflies and we hope to see you again in the playground! https://t.co/4MubvbtHrt

22/05/19

The staff were getting jealous of all art the children have been creating lately; so they were treated to a lesson by Ms Tarr. How do you think they did? https://t.co/e4zfe7DNBW

22/05/19

HPAPL is OUTSTANDING. https://t.co/n2JiTjP1vW

21/05/19

Retweetd From HPABeckenham

Proud to host the apple celebration and welcome children from to showcase their learning. They were all amazing! Thanks https://t.co/fJkY9GRYG6

21/05/19

Tweet 2: Year 6! Here are the words for ‘What Do You Do With An Idea?’ – use these while you’re listening to the previous link! https://t.co/ar5LEALnaR

21/05/19

Year 6! Here are the tracks for ‘What Do You Do With An Idea?’ that you’ll be singing at the Barbican. https://t.co/D6xnMhYS9M

21/05/19

What a treat! Yesterday we were fortunate enough to have a visit from the Highgate International Chamber Music Festival. They wowed our pupils with some exceptional pieces of classical music and even passing staff took a moment to enjoy the fantastic music! https://t.co/LKO96DmAVG

20/05/19

Guess who came out to say hello to Benidorm class this afternoon... 3 beautiful butterflies 🦋! We cannot wait for our other chrysalises to metamorphose! https://t.co/IZYcn70yiw

17/05/19

The SATs are over and the news is out, our Year 6 production is... https://t.co/XqxGIegtFK

17/05/19

Our Stars of the Week! Well done everyone! https://t.co/l19QyPJSrJ

16/05/19

Year 3 have been fortunate to have had a visit today from geologist Susan Brown, aka Samuel in La Coruna's grandmother. She ran a workshop teaching the children all about fossils. We want to say a big thank you to Samuel's gran! https://t.co/P9M2wWqKiL

15/05/19

The nursery children went to Downhills park to look for changes in the environment and minibeasts. We saw roses, trees full of leaves and lots minibeasts. https://t.co/qdllED09ip

15/05/19

Some of our fabulous Year 6 eating a hearty breakfast before they tackle day 3 of SATS. Send them positive thoughts! https://t.co/SXlSYPtw3o

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Computing, Information & Technology

ICT is a key tool to enhance teaching, learning and progress at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane. Here we embrace the opportunities technology gives us to engage our pupils across all the subject areas at each phase.

All our classes have Interactive Whiteboards, giving opportunities for bringing difficult concepts to life using visual and audio aids. Our Computing Suite enables the teaching of specific skills needed in our technology-rich world. Pupils also have access to iPads and tablets in class to embed their learning further.

At Philip Lane, we follow the National Curriculum for Computing, delivering a high-quality computing education to create active participants in a digital world. Informed by developments in ICT and best practice nationally,  we teach pupils to use their computational and creative thinking to solve problems; to use ICT to communicate effectively and to become digitally literate, preparing them for their future place in the twenty-first-century workplace.  

The computing curriculum covers four main strands:

  • Computer Science (Coding)

Children are taught to create, debug and follow simple algorithms; to understand inputs and outputs; to understand computer networks, including the internet.

  • Information Technology

Children are taught to use appropriate word processing software to create, store, retrieve and manipulate digital content.

  • Digital Literacy

Children are taught to instinctively apply their digital skills to a range of technology, recognising the common uses of technology both inside and outside school.

  • E-safety

Children are taught how to be responsible, safe users of technology. They are taught to recognise and report unsafe practices and to understand how to keep private information safe online. 

How can you help your child at home?

As with all subjects, the more practice your child has with using technology, the more accomplished they will become.  You could:

  • Sign up to your local library, where there a computer banks which your child can use free of charge
  • With your child, use the internet to research your child’s interests, discussing how to carry out an effective and safe search.
  • Download ‘scratch’ from https://scratch.mit.edu/ - free coding software suitable for years 5 and 6.
  • Download free iPad apps such as ‘hopscotch’ to help your child code. 
  • Log on to Khan Academy at https://www.khanacademy.org/computing for hundreds of free computing ideas.  You can make your own algorithms, learn about cryptography, and watch videos about how the internet works and ancient computing. 

E-Safety

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe. At HPAPL we have security measures in place, which are monitored to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our e-Safety Policy. Our staff receive training and this is regularly updated. 

E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

For further information, please speak to a class teacher or alternatively our Computing Coordinator can be contacted via the main office. They will be happy to arrange an appointment for a more detailed conversation, support or guidance.

Here are some links to websites that are very practical and informative too:

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

 visit the parent / carer section

www.bbc.co.uk/onlinesafety click on ‘Online Safety for Parents’

http://www.childnet.com/ visit the parent / carer section